Why Most People Don’t Like Divorce Lawyers

Don’t Like Divorce Lawyers | I’m nearing my 100th post here at www.Mankatofamilylaw.com and thought rather than the traditional (and I’ll admit sometimes a bit boring) answer to common family law questions, I thought I’d write a little different piece, but one that might still be useful to people going through a divorce.

Don't Like Divorce Lawyers

With that said, I’ve put together my list of why people don’t like divorce lawyer! (feel free to post comments to add to it!)

  1. Divorce is often the low point in a person’s life:  Often times divorce can lead to mental health issues or unfortunately even suicide.  This means people can be unreasonable are very agitated and generally in a bad mood.  I don’t blame them one bit for this and often since this is such a horrific part of their lives, they  tend to associate their divorce lawyer with those feelings.
  2. Divorce lawyers give bad news:  Good divorce lawyers often have to have very direct discussions with clients, these talks often result in giving very bad news, such as your odds of winning at trial are not very good, what the client is asking for the Judge will not or cannot order.  I think your divorce lawyer needs to be a straight shooter, BUT most people (me included) don’t like to be told bad news.
  3. Lawyers are expensive:  A good divorce costs hundreds of dollars an hour, is this right or fair? Well, that’s the subject of another post, but the fact remains getting divorced is expensive.  If you are not the one asking of for the divorce then you get the “honor” of paying your lawyer thousands of dollars when you don’t even want to get divorced!  I don’t blame people for being annoyed with the whole process.
  4. Divorce lawyers don’t win every case: It’s true even the finest lawyer in the world has not won every case he or she has had.  Any lawyer who says otherwise is simply….lying.  Clarence Darrow lost the Pendergrast murder trial, Johnny Cochran lost the Deadwyler murder case, and I could go on and on.  The point is, you may lose a case or a portion of a case, even if your lawyer did nothing wrong.

There you go, my short list of why people tend to dislike divorce lawyers.  I’d love to hear your comments!

Jason Kohlmeyer
Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office Chtd.
Mankato, Minnesota
507-625-5000 |rokolaw.com 

Information obtained in mankatofamilylaw.com may contain knowledgable content about Minnesota Family Law that may be considered beneficial to some; however, in no way should this website or its contents be considered legal advice. Mr. Kohlmeyer is a Minnesota licensed Attorney and cannot provide legal services or guidance to those outside of Minnesota. If you wish to retain Mr. Kohlmeyer as your Attorney in your Family Law matter, contact 507-625-5000.

Jason Kohlmeyer

With over 15 years experience in high conflict family law cases, having received numerous awards, and a frequent lecturer through both Minnesota and the United States on family law issues, Jason has decided to help people through a blog, answering some of the most common questions that people have during divorce and family law. cases. http://rokolaw.com/southern-minnesota-lawyers/jason-kohlmeyer/ Remember this isn't legal advice. Just blog and attempts to answer general questions, for legal advice you need to hire a lawyer. If you're in Minnesota our firm would be happy to see if we can help you.

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